Marshall at West Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/18/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
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The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to Viejas Arena to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has West Virginia as 12 point favorites.
Marshall comes into this game with an overall record of 25-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 84.2 points per game while giving up 78.7 per contest. West Virginia has an overall mark of 25-10. They are averaging 79.8 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 21-11 against the spread this season
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 14-14 against the over/under this year
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 16-15 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
03/16/18 G Brandon Knapper Knee is out indefinitely
C.J. Burks averages 20.3 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Jon Elmore averages 22.9 points per game while playing 38.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Daxter Miles averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Jevon Carter averages 17.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thundering Herd allow 78.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 319th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 188th and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 348th, and they give up 14.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 291st place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 274th in college basketball. Marshall averages 84.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 62nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 149th in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 133rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mountaineers surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 88th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 81st and 300th in those defensive statistics. They rank 84th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest, and 158th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 342nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game this season. West Virginia is 47th in Division 1 with 79.8 points per game this year. They are 238th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 161st in the nation. They are 70th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game and 76th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Mountaineers are 319th in turnovers per game with 11.2.
The Thundering Herd are 159th in the country in defensive rating with 102, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 85th. They are 8th in college basketball in pace with 76.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 40th. As a unit they are 28th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in D-1. Marshall is 222nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 115th in the country.
West Virginia is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 122nd in Division 1. The Mountaineers are 51st in the nation in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 26th. They are 141st in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 215th. As a unit they are 179th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 147th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marshall/West Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia -12
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